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Cheryl Sanchez Returns to southeast Business Development Center

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The Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced the return of Cheryl Sanchez as a SBDC Consultant for Prowers, Baca, and Kiowa Counties. Sanchez served as both SBDC Director and LCC Business faculty in 2000 - 2001 before becoming a full-time faculty member. She retired from LCC as the Vice President of Academic Services and Student Services in December 2017. 

Colorado unemployment increases to 3.2 percent in October

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Employers in Colorado added 4,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,747,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government decreased 1,300. September estimates were revised down to 2,742,300, and the over the month change from August to September was a decrease of 700 rather than the originally estimated increase of 5,100.

One month left to Apply for SBA disaster loans

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Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminds small nonfarm businesses in 13 Colorado counties and neighboring counties in Kansas of the November 29, 2018, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began January 23, 2018.

Colorado unemployment increases to 2.9 percent in August

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Employers in Colorado added 1,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,740,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. There was no change in private sector payroll jobs and government increased 1,500. July estimates were revised up to 2,739,000, and the over the month increase from June to July was 4,500 rather than the originally estimated 2,800.

Governor Declares September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month.

Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with just a handful of events.  The annual series has grown exponentially over the last 14 years, through good times and bad, and Workforce Development Month 2018 is bigger than ever, yet still focused on finding solutions to the critical issues facing our economy, solutions that will keep our workforce strong and growing.